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					Higher National Certificate in
Occupational Therapy Support
Why an HNC in Occupational
    Therapy Support?

   Applied theory and practice
   Knowledge, skills, behaviours, standards
   To enhance competence and satisfaction
   Role of occupation in health and well
    being
   To enhance CPD skills
   Fulfils cross sector organisational needs
   Developing regulation/ registration
What is an HNC in Occupational Therapy
              Support?


9  Units of study (12 credits / SCQF
  level 7)
 Occupational Therapy based units
 Anatomy and Physiology
 Psychology
 Sociology
 Audit
   An HNC in OT Support is:
 Not about arts and crafts
 Not about equipment and adaptations
 Not about patients and cures
 Not about hospital based treatment
  programmes
 Not easy
 Not an automatic access route to
  university entrance
            OT Based Units
 Context  and Development of
  Occupational Therapy
 Needs and Rights of Individuals
 Policies, Procedures, Legislation
 Philosophy Theory and Practice
 Graded unit
Anatomy and Physiology/ Audit

Anatomy and Physiology
 Structure and function of main body
  systems
 Disorders of body systems

Audit
 Introduction to research
 Planning, carry and evaluate out audit
      Psychology/Sociology
 Perception, Motivation, Learning
  Attitudes, Group dynamics, Memory
 Factors affecting behaviour throughout the
  life course

 Social Institutions
 Distribution of health and illness
 Poverty, Life chances, Gender
       Assessment Methods
 On going throughout the course and
  continual
 No end of course ‘exam’
 Some closed book assessment in
  Anatomy and Physiology
 Case studies, essays, investigations,
  presentations, short response
  questions
 Supervisor checklists
              Who is it for?
    Individuals employed in occupational
    therapy support

 Those   wishing to enter occupational
    therapy support as a career

 All   areas of practice
          What’s in it for YOU?
   Self development/ Self awareness
   Professional Development
   Stepping stone to higher education (BSc/
    Dip/BA, HND)
   Job satisfaction
   Transferable skills
   Core skills / soft skills
   Promotion
   KSF/ pay bands
 What’s in it for the Profession?
A  more highly skilled workforce
 Reflective workers
 A more flexible workforce
 Cost effectiveness
 Retention of staff
 Occupational therapists with additional
  work/ study experience
        Delivery Methods?


Full   time

Open    / Distance Learning
   Open/ Distance Learning
 Over 2 – 2 ½ academic years
 Must be employed as support worker
  and with an OT to supervise
 VLE
 Tutor support
 Optional study day offered with each
  unit
    Full Time Route - Over one
           academic year

Block 1
 2 ½ days per week in college (prep for
  placement)
Blocks 2&3
 2 days in college
 2 days per week in a care setting with
  supervision by occupational
  therapy staff
    Important arrangements to
            consider
   Travel                   IT /Communication
   Study requirements        skills
   Holidays                 Books and reading
   Commitment/              Care/ emergency
    maturity                  care
   Disclosure Scotland      Funding
   BAOT/COT                 Absenteeism/
    membership               Appointments
   Learning Support

				
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